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Senate Passes Bunde Resolution Supporting Senior Caregivers and Encouraging DHSS to Provide Additional Education on Effects of Aging

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate today unanimously approved a resolution, SCR 13, which supports senior caregivers and encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to provide additional education on the effects of aging and the importance of senior caregivers.

“Advances in medicine, technology, and assisted living practices are enabling seniors to live longer, more productive, and more comfortable lives than ever before,” said Sen. Con Bunde, R-Anchorage, the prime sponsor of SCR 13. “Yet, the fact remains that many of our aging loved ones will at some point require some form of care-giving.  In fact, more than 25 percent of all seniors need some level of assistance with their daily activities.  It is critical that we as a state are prepared to meet and manage the needs of our aging population.”

A concurrent resolution is a formal method by which the Legislature can address a concern directly to an agency of the state government. SCR 13 will now be referred to the House for its consideration.

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